Self-Defense for Seniors? Cane Fu is the answer

Self-Defense for Seniors? Cane Fu is the answer

For senior citizens looking to add another defense to their arsenal, ‘cane-fu’ might be the answer.  While typically associated with fragility, a cane can become a powerful weapon in the hands of a capable cane-fu master. The Orlando Police Department is now teaching cane-fu courses to...

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Alec Pronk | Aug 24, 2018

A Parasitic Illness is Causing Heart Problems in the US

A Parasitic Illness is Causing Heart Problems in the US

Chagas disease is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. It is commonly transmitted by the triatomine insect, also known as the kissing bug due to its habit of biting near the mouth of sleeping people.  Previously found primarily in South and Central America, the insects and the parasite they carry...

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Catherine Marucci | Aug 24, 2018

Jacksonville gets Senior Health Centers to Reduce Time in ER's

Jacksonville gets Senior Health Centers to Reduce Time in ER's

In an effort to reduce the time senior citizens spend in the emergency rooms, decrease waiting times for their prescriptions, and increase time with their doctors, ChenMed has opened three new Dedicated Senior Medical Centers.  The facilities are open for seniors age 55 and up and who are on Medicare...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Aug 24, 2018

America Celebrates Senior Citizens Day

America Celebrates Senior Citizens Day

On August 21st, Americans celebrated National Senior Citizens Day across the country with events to celebrate the elderly in the community. To celebrate seniors, many local restaurants and national chains offered special 55+ discounts.  Newsweek compiled a list of year-round senior discounts to celebrate the benefits of the holiday.  The...

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Alec Pronk | Aug 23, 2018

Man Who Scammed Elderly Out of $640,000 Has Been Sentenced

Man Who Scammed Elderly Out of $640,000 Has Been Sentenced

Raheem Oliver of Phoenix, Arizona has been sentenced to prison for fourteen years. He had pled guilty to fraud and conspiracy charges after having scammed well over three hundred older adults out of their money, with the total amount coming to roughly $640,000.  The money had...

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Catherine Marucci | Aug 23, 2018

Seniors Can Reduce Stress by Setting Small Measurable Goals

Seniors Can Reduce Stress by Setting Small Measurable Goals

As America ages and those aged 65 and over make up 15% of the population, the risk of chronic conditions may increase while the level of overall health may decline, according to a Newswise press release.  “Reducing stress by setting small, measurable goals is key to improving health in the...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Aug 23, 2018

New Cryptocurrency Hopes to Change Senior Care Industry

New Cryptocurrency Hopes to Change Senior Care Industry

Since Bitcoin’s astronomical rise in late 2017, cryptocurrency has catapulted into the consciousness of the more mainstream investing world.  Cryptocurrency is a favorite of high-risk, young investors, but some developers are looking to push the technology into the senior care industry. GladAge positions itself as a decentralized...

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Alec Pronk | Aug 22, 2018

Are New Blood Pressure Guidelines Too Strict?

Are New Blood Pressure Guidelines Too Strict?

Blood pressure guidelines over the past decade have lowered the target blood pressure that doctors aim for when prescribing medications and treating patients. In 2014, the recommended target blood pressure was 140 over 90 or lower for the majority of adults and 150 over 90 or lower for individuals over...

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Catherine Marucci | Aug 22, 2018

How Bed Bugs are Affecting Senior Citizens Across the Nation

How Bed Bugs are Affecting Senior Citizens Across the Nation

Midtown Manor’s Home for the Elderly in Florida has been dealing with bedbug infestations for at least three years, forcing residents to leave their living space.  A resident of the senior living facility spoke with ABC Local 10 News about her experiences, “My sister moved...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Aug 22, 2018

Elderly Families Reunited at North Korean Border

Elderly Families Reunited at North Korean Border

89 elderly South Koreans were able to enter North Korea and reconnect with their family members who they haven’t seen in 68 years. Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have had wild ups and downs in recent years. Lows include Twitter spats between the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South...

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Alec Pronk | Aug 21, 2018

Only Three Iron Lungs are Still in Use in the United States

Only Three Iron Lungs are Still in Use in the United States

What was once a tool to help patients with breathing difficulties is now nearly extinct. Mona Randolph, 82, of Missouri uses one of the last three remaining iron lungs in the country.  The iron lung is a large tank respirator that was most commonly used to assist polio patients with...

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Catherine Marucci | Aug 21, 2018

Amazon Hires Cardiologist in push for the Health market

Amazon Hires Cardiologist in push for the Health market

Amazon has continued its move into the health care sector by hiring star cardiologist Maulik Majmudar.  Majmudar announced his new role via Twitter stating, “Very emotional day: After decade of medical training (@NorthwesternMed @HopkinsMedicine @BrighamWomens), five years on the faculty @MGHMedicine and @harvardmed, leading #digitalhealth @mgh_htl, I have decided to...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Aug 21, 2018

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